The Friends of Great Swamp NWR host a series of interesting, fun, and educational programs every month. Download the complete Calendar of Events for the current listings.
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Mar
4
Sat
Volunteer Orientation @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Mar 4 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn about volunteer opportunities at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Visitor Center.

Mar
12
Sun
Wildlife Photography from our National Wildlife Refuges — Second Sunday with Friends @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Mar 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintJoin wildlife photographer Jim Gilbert for a scenic photo journey of Refuges across the country. In celebration of the Refuge System’s anniversary, there will be cake! Visitor Center.

Mar
17
Fri
Refuge Readers @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us for a discussion of The Pine Barrens by John McPhee. Copies are available for loan at the Visitor Center. New members always welcome. Visitor Center.

Mar
18
Sat
Roadside Cleanup @ Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Help pick up litter and debris along Refuge roads. Meet at Refuge Headquarters, 241 Pleasant Plains Road, Harding Township.

Mar
23
Thu
Spring Woodcock Walk @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm

Paw PrintWoodcockWatch and listen to the elaborate mating displays of the American woodcock. Halfhour indoor program followed by a guided walk on Pleasant Plains Road. Program and walk led by Pete Axelrod. Dress warmly. Visitor Center.

Mar
25
Sat
Refuge Work Day @ Wildlife Observation Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Paw PrintJoin us for Spring Cleanup at the Wildlife Observation Center. Bring lunch and stay for the Migration Staffing Kickoff at 12:30. Volunteers can earn their own Junior Refuge Manager badge! Wildlife Observation Center.

Spring Migration Staffing Season Kickoff @ Wildlife Observation Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Mar 25 @ 12:30 pm

Wildlife Observation Center.

Mar
26
Sun
Spring Woodcock Walk @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Mar 26 @ 6:30 pm

Paw PrintWoodcockWatch and listen to the elaborate mating displays of the American woodcock. Halfhour indoor program followed by a guided walk on Pleasant Plains Road. Program and walk led by Pete Axelrod. Dress warmly. Visitor Center.

Apr
1
Sat
Garden Work Day @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for some spring garden cleanup. Visitor Center.

Volunteer Orientation @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Apr 1 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn about volunteer opportunities at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Visitor Center.